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Fiddy's Disputed Home All Fired Up

The roof—along with the rest of 50 Cent's palatial Long Island house—was on fire.

The rapper's former girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins and two of her children, including a 10-year-old son she had with the rapper, were among a half-dozen people hospitalized this morning after a raging blaze gutted the home. All six are in stable condition after being treated for smoke inhalation.

Authorities are already describing the fire, which was reported today at 5 a.m., as "suspicious" due to the intensity of the blaze, and an arson investigation squad has been called to the sooty scene to sniff out any potential materials used to jump-start the flames.

"I would say there is a strong—a strong, strong—possibility that it is suspicious," Dix Hills Fire Department Chief Larry Feld told Newsday. "The volume of the fire...It was engulfed."

Engulfed in flames as well as litigation.

Fiddy purchased the home in January 2007 for $1.4 million and last month attempted to evict T…

Nelson Mandela Getting Winehoused

Nelson Mandela just scored a coup of a birthday guest...that is, if she shows up.

"Amy Winehouse" has officially been added to the lineup of artists set to perform at a special London concert marking the former South African president's 90th birthday.

In addition to the "Back to Black" singer, Leona Lewis, Queen, Razorlight, Annie Lennox and Shirley Bassey are set to perform at the three-hour June 27 event in Hyde Park, which Mandela himself is set to attend. Proceeds will go toward his 46664 charity, a global campaign to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.

"We are delighted Amy will be appearing at Hyde Park," Tim Massey, the international director of the charity named after Mandela's prison number, said.

The gig—which, fitting with the theme of the night, will have an audience that's 46,664-strong—will mark Winehouse's first full set onstage since last November, right before she called off her tour. offers the bes…

Sex Secrets Revealed

There may not have been an official Hollywood premiere of Sex and the City: The Movie, but L.A. still got some Sex. Last night, Skyy Vodka hosted an advance screening at the ArcLight to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Kristin Davis (who has one of the funniest scenes in the film) was on hand for the charity event and to field burning questions from the audience, who discovered she's not like Charlotte York, her WASPy, old-fashioned character, at all.

"When I was young, I thought, I never wanna get married, because I lived in the South and that was all anybody talked about," the former South Carolina girl dished. "All I wanted to do was come to New York and do theater. I did not want to be relying on some man!"

During her 30s, Kristin said she was too busy with the show for a relationship. Now, at 44, she's more open to the idea.

Although she did get a little Charlotte on us when asked which of her male costars turned her on the most.

"I can't answer t…

Britney's Condition Still "Tenuous," Court Says

Britney Spears is still not ready for prime time.

The Los Angeles court commissioner overseeing the "Gimme More" singer's conservatorship case deemed Spears' condition "too tenuous" for her to take care of her own business just yet.

The comments by Commissioner Reva Goetz came during a hearing today skipped by both Spears and father Jamie, who is still overseeing his daughter's estate.

Instead, lawyers spent about 90 minutes meeting in the Goetz's chambers.

Afterward, the commissioner said, "It's my understanding that her condition is somewhat tenuous. Her medical condition remains the same."

Spears' court-appointed probate attorney, Samuel Ingham, agreed, telling the court that allowing Spears to contribute actively would be detrimental to her health.

"In fact it could be harmful to her to participate," he said.

Goetz decided she needed more information on Spears' diagnosis before deciding to appoint a more permanent conser…

Sex Assumptions and the City

Can men alone make a hit of The Incredible Hulk? Will women stay away? And, by the way, does a box-office expert ever get asked questions like that?

"That never comes up," says Exhibitor Relations' Jeff Bock.

It does, however, come up with Sex and the City.

The TV series turned movie, opening Friday, is about friends and relationships. The box-office forecast is about women and men, and who's going to show. Or not.

Conventional wisdom, if not anecdotal evidence, says men are going to stay home, and women, like writer Sarah McLaughlin, are going to go all out.

McLaughlin, a commentator for the movie site, has weekend plans to meet up with 11 friends, all women, at a theater in Hollywood. (Fandango and E! Online are both owned by Comcast.)

"We got tickets the day they went on sale—I think that was May 15, two weeks before the opening," says McLaughlin. "We'll have drinks beforehand, dessert after, and we're just going to make a night of it…

Patrick Swayze: I’m Responding Well to Treatment

Patrick Swayze is sharing his "great news" with people: His positive response to treatment for pancreatic cancer has allowed him to live a full and busy life.

In addition to attending a Lakers game over the weekend, the Dirty Dancing star has traveled, socialized and on Monday got in birthday shopping for wife Lisa, ordering a diamond pendant from a jeweler friend in Nevada.

In an exclusive statement to people readers, Swayze says:

"Thought I'd give you guys a little update. Lisa and I have been back and forth from New Mexico enjoying the arrival of spring and new baby calves. This past weekend, we spent a fun time with friends in Reno for Lisa's birthday, where I took her jewelry shopping at Kenny G & Company and (we) were able to find her something really special and much deserved! In the meantime, I am continuing treatment at Stanford and the great news is I continue to respond well."

Swayze, 55, who announced in March he had been diagnosed with pancreat…

Sarah Jessica Reveals Best Part About Sex in New York: The Fans!

The Sex and the City foursome created a fashion and film sensation on the pink carpet outside New York’s Radio City Music Hall for the U.S. premiere of their movie Tuesday night.

part about making the movie was being back with the women on the set all day every day, and the best part about tonight is being here … with the fans,” Sarah Jessica Parker said as the crowds squealed and waved around her.

Parker wore a glamorous Nina Ricci gown, complemented with dazzling Fred Leighton jewels, as did Kristin Davis, who donned Donna Karan and 19th Century diamonds. Cynthia Nixon chose a Narciso Rodriguez dress, and Kim Cattrall embodied her inner “Samantha” in a low-cut, beaded Vivienne Westwood cocktail dress.

The set up might have been equally bedazzled in crystals, but it was the stars shining through the rain that got the most attention. The first person to walk the carpet was Matthew Broderick, who was glowing with pride and support for his wife, Parker. Other supportive partners included N…

Kate and Lily help Gwen's lad mark his second birthday

There was a celebrity gathering on Malibu beach over Memorial Day weekend in the US as British actress Kate Beckinsale and her daughter Lily helped Gwen Stefani celebrate her son Kingston's second birthday.

Undeterred - and apparently unhampered by her towering heels - Kate races her daughter across the sands at a Memorial Day party for Gwen Stefani's son Kingston on Malibu beach
Photo: © Rex

Mum and daughter, who were joined by Kate's director husband Len Wiseman, looked like they were having a whale of a time at the beach birthday bash. And at one point the London-born star, who seems to have taken a leaf out of new pal Victoria Beckham's style book, ended up racing her nine-year-old daughter over the sands in a pair of towering wedge sandals.

It was a family day out for proud mum Gwen, too. Her rocker husband Gavin Rossdale - with whom she's expecting her second child shortly - was also helping co-ordinate the festivities marking his son's big day.

Expectant pa…

Tori Spelling Returns to Her Old Zip Code — 90210!

Tori Spelling is the latest alum to return the CW’s 90210 spinoff this fall and reprise her character Donna Martin.

What will Donna be doing in the exclusive zip code?

“Donna loved designing and wanted a career in fashion. It’ll be fun to explore that storyline,” Spelling tells PEOPLE. “And, I’m sure fans will be dying to know if she’s still married to David!”

The original show, created by her late father Aaron Spelling, ran from 1990-2000. In the show’s finale, Donna Martin married her high school sweetheart David Silver, played by Brian Austin Green.

A rep for the show said Donna will “own one of the coolest stores in Beverly Hills.”

Spelling said she is excited to be working with her longtime friend Jennie Garth, who returns as Kelly Taylor, a counselor at her alma mater, West Beverly High School.

“Donna Martin was such a huge part of my life. It’s going to be so fun to work with Jennie [Garth] again and see where Donna is today,” Spelling said. “When they say you can’t go home again, it…

Oprah Winfrey’s 21-Day Diet Detox

With summer just around the corner, Oprah Winfrey is saying bye, bye to burgers – hello tofu and tempeh!

The talk show host, 54, is going vegan for a 21-day detox plan. In addition to swearing off animal products, Winfrey and three pals from her production company are also banning caffeine, sugar, gluten and alcohol.

What inspired the massive menu overhaul? The small-screen queen credits Kathy Freston's book Quantum Wellness and online sessions with Canadian motivational speaker Eckhart Tolle. (She's also getting help from chef Tal Ronnen.)

And as the detox progresses, Winfrey will be blogging the diet's ups and downs. (Her Web site will also include meal plans and recipes.)

"This 21-day cleanse gives me a chance to think about [eating] differently and see what my attachments are to certain kinds of foods – and what I'm willing to do to change," she wrote on Sunday (day one). "Don't know if I'm going to feel better or worse, but I'm willing to tr…

Spring Cleaning With Amy Winehouse

It seems even something as normal as spring cleaning can turn into a fiasco when Amy Winehouse gets involved!

The "Rehab" singer was spotted answering her door in her bra (once again) and seemed happy to sign a few autographs for her fans. offers the best on beauty product-perfumes-designer watches-lingeries-Ink-toners-football products and more. We won't be Betten on Prices. Stop by and pick up your favourite item, there is something for everyone.

Alleged Other Woman in Shania Twain Split

As Shania Twain copes with her sudden split with the support of family and friends in her native Canada, sources close to the singer say she is reeling from a double betrayal – not only by her husband of 14 years, music producer Robert “Mutt” Lange, but by a woman she considered a close friend.

Lange's relationship with Marie-Anne Thiébaud, 37, a longtime secretary and house manager at Twain and Lange’s estate in Switzerland, was behind the breakup, say several sources familiar with the situation.

“Mutt and Marie-Anne left their spouses for each other and are still in a relationship,” says one source, adding that the Swiss employee was a fixture in the household Twain, 42, and Lange, 59, shared with their son, 6-year-old Eja D’Angelo.

“Their two families would vacation and spend holidays together,” says the source. “Shania considered Marie-Anne one of her best friends.”

After the separation was announced, Lange told people exclusively that an affair was “absolutely not the reason [for…

Newlywed Mariah sets sights on £2m summer nuptials

Known for her extravagant approach to life, Touch My Body singer Mariah Carey surprised the world by marrying her actor beau Nick Cannon in a secret low-key ceremony in the Bahamas last month.

The happy couple exchanged their vows in a secret ceremony at her Bahamas home last month, and now Mariah plans to walk down the aisle at a more extravagant second wedding in New York
Photo By: Getty Images

And now the chanteuse is planning to exchange her vows once more - in a no-expense-spared New York wedding this summer.

The 38-year-old star revealed on a US chat show last week that she and her new actor husband intend to renew their vows every year. And as her tropical nuptials were attended by "mainly people there to do my hair and help me with the dress", the bride wants to begin with a lavish £2 million ceremony "in the next six weeks".

"(Mariah) wants over 2,000 guests… and she'll have at least 14 bridesmaids!" reveals a source, adding: "Picture a weddi…

Josh Groban on John Mayer's Sex Appeal: He's Got 'Tude

Josh Groban has a theory about why his pal John Mayer manages to date such beautiful women – you know, like Jessica Simpson, Minka Kelly and his current squeeze, Jennifer Anniston.

Josh Groban (left) and John Mayer

Photo by: Dimitrios Kambouris / Wireimage; Kevin Mazur / Wireimage

"John's got a swagger that I've noticed," Groban said before his concert with Mayer and Alicia Keys at the MGM Grand Foxwoods opening in Connecticut on Saturday. "He's got a ‘tude that I have to try and learn how to get. It's that 'I may talk to you, I may not talk to you,' kind of thing."

Plus, added Groban: "It doesn't hurt to play the electric guitar."

Mayer, however, brushed off questions about being a chick magnet.

"I don't have a secret," he insisted. "I don't think about it like that. I think about it as just being nice. All you have to do is just be polite and treat people really well." (He also declined to discuss his re…

Britney soaks up the Pacific sun at Mel's Costa Rican hideaway

Cooling off in the azure Costa Rican surf while the sun beats down from above, Britney Spears looked as relaxed as can be. The pop princess was clearly enjoying some time away from her hectic life in the limelight as she got down to the serious business of unwinding during a family holiday masterminded by Hollywood star Mel Gibson.

The 26-year-old singer was clearly enjoying the chance to unwind away from the limelight during a family holiday in Costa Rica, masterminded by Braveheart actor Mel
Photo: Reuters

The 26-year-old and her father Jamie are guests of the Passion Of Christ director and his wife Robyn at his sprawling £13million ranch in the Pacific coast resort town of Samara. Britney's group arrived by private jet on Thursday and have since been spotted enjoying some R and R on the tranquil white sandy beaches near the property.

Britney and her group, which includes pals and her father Jamie, are staying at the Hollywood star's ranch in the Pacific coast resort town of Sam…

Pete and Ashlee Celebrate at Rehearsal Dinner

The night after celebrating their bachelor and bachelorette parties, Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson kicked off their wedding weekend with a traditional rehearsal dinner.

The intimate party was hosted by Wentz's father Pete and mother Dale, who traveled to Los Angeles from their home in Chicago earlier this week. It was held at the Beverly Hills home of Jessica Simpson, who will be Ashlee's maid of honor.

The Wentz and Simpson clans celebrated on Friday night with a small group of friends and family at the indoor-outdoor affair, which featured candles on white tables and twinkling lights in the trees.

A source close to Jessica, who hosted Ashlee’s lingerie-themed bachelorette party on Thursday night, tells people that boyfriend Tony Romo will attend the wedding with Jessica this weekend. offers the best on beauty product-perfumes-designer watches-lingeries-Ink-toners-football products and more. We won't be Betten on Prices. Stop by and pick up you…

Shania Twain & Husband Split Celebrity News

Shania Twain and her husband, producer Robert "Mutt" Lange, have split, her rep confirms to people.

"Shania Twain and her husband, music producer Robert 'Mutt' Lange, are separating after 14 years of marriage," spokesman Jason Owen says in a statement. "This is a private matter and there will be no further comment at this time."

Twain, 42, and Lange, 59, married in 1993, just six months after meeting. They are parents to a 6-year-old son, Eja D'Angelo.

In 2002, Twain told people of her and Lange's relationship, "Our love has always been based on friendship and compatibility," though, she added, "we are very different."

In early 2000, press reports surfaced that their then seven-year marriage was in trouble, but the couple remained together. Around the same time, Twain all but disappeared from public life, retreating to Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland. "I needed a break, physically and mentally," she explained of her mo…

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Expecting Twins

Jack Black let the news slip This time around will be double the pleasure for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who are expecting twins.

Photo by: NBC,The TODAY Show

while doing a joint-interview with Jolie in Cannes to promote their movie, Kung Fu Panda. “You’re gonna have as many as [the] Brady Bunch when you have these,” he said during the chat with Today show’s Natalie Morales.

Asked by Morales if she is indeed having twins, Jolie replied, “Yeah, yeah, we’ve confirmed that already. Well, Jack’s just confirmed it actually.”

The children will be the fifth and sixth for the Jolie and Pitt. The family currently consists of Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; Zahara, 3; and Shiloh, who turns 2 this month.

Pressed about the gender of the babies, Jolie said, “We would like to keep that private.”

Pitt and Jolie are “thrilled” about adding to their brood, a source close to the couple told people after Jolie debuted her baby bump at the Independent Spirit Awards in February.

The Jolie-Pitt clan have been staying in Fr…

Hip-hop star Nelly was among the celebs who hit the red carpet in London for the world premiere of Sex And The City: The Movie.

The music star said he was trying to stay "low key" as he attended the glitzy event in Leicester Square.

Asked which of the girls is his favourite, he said: "I don't know, I like them all.

"I know it sounds diplomatic but as a guy I learnt this is not my territory stomping around here, so I don't want to make anybody angry. You know, because I feel like this is a phenomenal following, what these ladies have built with their series and the movie and the fan following.

"As big as the show is and how much influence it has - it's crazy!"

He added: "I'm just low key, trying to enjoy a movie and I'm not trying to challenge nor mess up anybody."

The stars of the TV series and the new film - Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon - were all on the red carpet for the star-studded premiere offers the best on beauty product-perfumes-designer watches-lingeries-Ink-toners-football pro…

IT'S A (£100) GRAND LIFE! Kelly Rowland

WHILE most of us attempt to tighten our belts,it’s heartening – or perhaps extremely galling – that R&B stars are still encrusting their gut-garters with rhinestones.

Their devotion to the shiny concept of bling is such that taste, modesty and quivering livers are left strewn in their wake.

So when Kelly Rowland, Nelly, 33, and 30-year-old Usher splurged £100k on champagne and cocktails at London’s Amika nightclub, they were upholding a time-honoured tradition.

Now, if you’ve recently dithered over the reduced to clear shelf, take a deep breath before reading this rundown of the bill...

Kelly, 28, who was celebrating the success of her new album Ms Kelly with her rapper friends, started with a jeroboam (three litres) of white gold vintage Dom Perignon.

That set them back £16,000, so they moved on to Methuselahs (six litres) of standard DP. These cost £15,000 each – and take three waitresses to carry.

The trio also took a liking to the comparatively cheap and cheerful £1,000 Belvedere vo…

President Bush: An ‘Awfully Special’ Wedding Weekend

As tiny Crawford, Texas, and surrounding towns emptied of wedding guests on Sunday, President Bush pronounced the weekend an “awfully special” one. And, by all accounts, an emotional one for the First Family.

“Our little girl, Jenna, married a really good guy,” the president told reporters on the tarmac before boarding Air Force One with First Lady Laura Bush and his parents for the return trip to Washington, D.C.

The ultra-private wedding on Bush’s gated ranch was the president’s first turn at playing Father of the Bride. In a suit and tie (Jenna, aiming for a more “natural” and casual affair, didn’t want black-tie), Bush walked his 26-year-old daughter down the aisle to a limestone altar topped by a 4-ft. cross where she and Henry Hager, 30, exchanged vows just as the sun set. The bride’s twin sister and maid of honor, Barbara, did a reading during the ceremony, as did their grandfather, George H.W. Bush.

The former president later joked that he’d had a whole speech planned. “It was su…

Jenna Bush & Henry Hager Wed in Texas

It’s official: Jenna Welch Bush wed Henry Chase Hager Saturday – making her the first daughter of a sitting United States president to marry in 16 years.

The pair exchanged vows just before sundown in a lakeside ceremony threatened by a tornado watch at President Bush’s secluded 1,600-acre Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, of the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston, presided over the “I do’s” before a 4-foot limestone cross and altar that were the president’s idea for the occasion and will stand as a permanent landmark on the Bushes’ property.

“This is a joyous occasion for our family, as we celebrate the happy life ahead of (Jenna) and her husband, Henry,” the president said in his weekly radio broadcast Saturday morning. “It’s also a special time for Laura, who this Mother’s Day weekend will watch a young woman we raised together walk down the aisle.”

A source at the ranch told people that the president alone, in traditional style, was esc…

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: IT’S THE NEWLYWEDS!|

Carey & Cannon make their first public appearance as husband and wife Thursday night in New York City.

Fresh from their surprise April 30 wedding, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon step out for the first time as hubby and wife Thursday night in New York City. Here, the pair hit hot restaurant the Waverly Inn after an appearance at the TIME 100 party.

Mariah Carey Says:

“I can wear high heels with Nick because he’s tall. Flats are not in my repertoire.”
– Newlywed Mariah Carey, on wearing stilettos to her wedding to Nick Cannon.


Just days after news broke that Mariah Carey tied the knot with Nick Cannon in a surprise ceremony, the newlywed singer emerges to do a little sunbathing (and honeymooning?) at her beachfront estate in the Bahamas on Saturday. offers the best on beauty product-perfumes-designer watches-lingeries-Ink-toners-football products and more. We won't be Betten on Prices. Stop by and pick up your favourite item, there is …

Amy Winehouse Released On Bail

Amy Winehouse has been released on bail after being questioned by police over alleged drug offences, Scotland Yard said.

The singer left Limehouse police station in east London at 10.30pm after arriving by appointment at 1pm.

The 24-year-old was arrested over video footage published in January which appeared to show her inhaling fumes from a crack pipe.

The “Rehab” singer was driven away in a silver Mercedes people carrier. She made no comment to waiting reporters.

Scotland Yard said she was bailed to return on a date in May. A spokesman for Scotland Yard said a 24-year-old from Camden was arrested in connection with the alleged possession of a controlled drug.

“This is in connection with an investigation connected to footage passed to the Metropolitan Police on January 22,” he said.

On January 22, a newspaper published pictures apparently showing the singer smoking crack cocaine. Footage obtained by The Sun appeared to show her inhaling fumes from a crack pipe.

The star was also shown appar…

Nicole Richie: Joel Handles Most of Harlow's Diapers

Nicole Richie says her entire life revolves around new baby Harlow – with one exception.

"Joel actually changes more diapers than I do," the new mom says of boyfriend Joel Madden, in an interview with Extra airing Thursday. "It's his time with her. He sings to her .... He laughs with her, plays with her. It's amazing."

Otherwise, Harlow, who was born in January, is at the center of the TV personality's life.

"Everything I do is for her," Richie, 26, tells Extra. "I was so excited from the minute I found out I was pregnant ... and it's been nothing but an amazing ride since."

Although Richie is the first in her circle of friends to have a baby, "I feel like my group of five to 10 friends, they really love her, like she's theirs ... My friends never go outside for smoke breaks anymore, they don't curse, they are definitely more demure. It's actually been really interesting." offers t…

EXCLUSIVE: See Mariah & Nick's Wedding Photo!

Yep, they did it! If there was any doubt Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's wedding was the real deal, they answer the question once and for all in this week's issue of people, speaking for the first time about their surprise nuptials – and showing off exclusive photos from their April 30 ceremony.

"We really do feel we are soulmates," Carey tells people, following their sunset ceremony at the pop star's Bahamian estate. "I never felt a love like this was in the cards for me."

Cannon adds: "She is beautiful on the outside and 10 times as beautiful on the inside." offers the best on beauty product-perfumes-designer watches-lingeries-Ink-toners-football products and more. We won't be Betten on Prices. Stop by and pick up your favourite item, there is something for everyone.

Smiling Cameron Diaz makes emotional return to the red carpet in a minidress (but her co-star's is even shorter)

Actress Cameron Diaz made a welcome return to the red carpet in her first appearance since the death of her father Emilio - last night in Los Angeles, wearing a tight red minidress.

Cameron and Lake share a friendly hug as they share the spotlight - and the same taste in clothes - on the red carpet

Cameron, 35, looked stunning in the body-con, bow-front, dress which revealed her enviably long pins as she posed alongside co-star Ashton Kutcher at the premiere of new film What Happens In Vegas.

But the battle of the hemlines really began when she was joined on the red carpet at LA's Mann Theatre by her female co-star, Lake Bell, 29, who revealed her enviably long legs in an even shorter dress.

Brunette actress Lake took to the red carpet in a gold sequinned minidress which was several inches higher than the red frock worn by her co-star, revealing her lengthy pins and a smile to rival Diaz'.

But the two couldn't be separated in the style stakes, and both looked stunning as they p…

Sean "Diddy" Combs reaches for the stars.....


Sean "Diddy" Combs reaches for the stars Friday, unveiling his hard-earned place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. offers the best on beauty product-perfumes-designer watches-lingeries-Ink-toners-football products and more. We won't be Betten on Prices. Stop by and pick up your favourite item, there is something for everyone.

Mariah Obtained Marriage License in Caribbean

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's whirlwind romance took an official turn when the singer obtained a marriage license on the Caribbean island of Eleuthera.

According to marriage requirements for the Bahamas, a couple must be in the country for at least 48 hours, be over the age of 16 and have obtained a valid marriage license within 90 days, explains Monique Gomez, a Bahamian attorney in Nassau who specializes in family law.

The source says that Carey did obtain a license in Eleuthera within that time period. And clarifies Gomez, "The minister would make sure [the license] goes into the registry. It's still a valid marriage even if it's not filed. Anywhere in the world."

The New York Post reported that the nuptials took place at Carey's private estate off Eleuthera. Carey owns an estate on Windermere Island, which is an exclusive Bahamian island where the British royals vacation.

Though there has been no official confirmation of the wedding, Linda Cannon revealed to…

Britney Spears Returns Home to Kentwood

Britney Spears is home again: The pop star left California on Friday and returned to her hometown of Kentwood, La. – her first trip back since before her hospitalization and custody battles of the past year.

Also in town is Spears's father, Jamie, who remains in legal control of her affairs until a July 31 hearing.

The singer's arrival in her home state comes as sources say there is a planned baby shower over the weekend for her 17-year-old sister Jamie Lynn, who announced her pregnancy in December.

Spears, 26, last visited Kentwood in early 2007 for her aunt's funeral. offers the best on beauty product-perfumes-designer watches-lingeries-Ink-toners-football products and more. We won't be Betten on Prices. Stop by and pick up your favourite item, there is something for everyone.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Tina Turner’s Pre-Tour Body

Retirement is for wimps. After a seven-year hiatus, Tina Turner – looking svelte in this exclusive photo – will grace the stage again starting with a Kansas City show on Oct. 1, all thanks to some nudging by another legendary siren, she tells Oprah Winfrey.

“I was at the Armani show in Milan just chatting with Sophia Loren. I told her I was taking a break. She said for how long … I said oh, seven years. She said, ‘Break over. People want to see you. Get back to work,’ ” Turner says on the May 8 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Her famous fans weren’t alone in their zeal for Turner’s return: “After [performing at] the Grammys when I got home to Zurich, people would come up to me in the restaurant, in the ladies room, on the street … everywhere. I started getting lots of little slips of paper and napkins with notes from fans. Some of them were so touching about my life, or a song and how it helped them. Each time I kept the note … and suddenly there was a pile. I called my manager and s…

Mariah & Nick Wedding Reports: Real Love or Real Stunt?

Reports are circulating that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are married after impulsively tying the knot during a small ceremony on an island, according to Latina magazine.

Only a few close pals, including Da Brat, attended the nuptials, the publication says. The New York Post also reports that the couple got secretly married. However, there has been no official confirmation of the wedding. Reps for both Cannon and Carey were not available for comment.

Meanwhile, Access Hollywood, has reported that the two are engaged – but some blogs are buzzing about whether the alleged marriage is merely to hype Carey's new video, which stars Cannon.

Still, there is evidence at least the engagement may be real. Earlier this week, Carey, 39, was seen sporting a large ring as she and Cannon, 27, held hands at the bash at Cadillac Lounge at Tenjune after the premiere of her movie Tennessee at New York's Tribeca Film Festival.

The ring, jeweler Jacob & Co. confirmed to people, is crafted from pla…